Jockey’s on their efforts
COREY BROWN (SHOCKING, 1st): “I was worried the whole race, three wide without cover. It’s one thing to have a light weight but to be exposed the whole race, covering ground ... I was wrapped when Macca (Kerrin McEvoy) got pushed out on Godolphin’s horse. I jumped onto his back and got a bit of cover from the 700 (metres) because there was a huge headwind from about the 600 so I just wanted to get well into the straight before I exposed him again.
But it was a tough effort, to travel three wide in a Melbourne Cup and still win.”
KERRIN MCEVOY (CRIME SCENE, 2nd): “The other horse (Shocking) headed me at the furlong (200m) but my horse really let go well. He ran the trip right out and I thought for a minute we were going to fight back but the other horse obviously got the better of him. It was a good run, though, and gave us a big thrill.”
GLYN SCHOFIELD (MOURILYAN, 3rd): “This horse just kept on improving in the run and bursting through little gaps. I tried to follow Kerrin (McEvoy) when he came out. When I went for him there wasn’t much there.
VLAD DURIC (MASTER O’REILLY, 4th): “They went too slow coming out of the straight and slowed up mid-race. It was always going to be hard for my horse coming from the back.”
CRAIG NEWITT (HARRIS TWEED, 5th): “Terrific run. If he’d drawn a barrier I reckon he nearly wins. I just had to go a long way out of my ground to get in. I travelled up, I was wide. He just lacked the turn of foot that the winner had but it was a very, very good run.”
DOM TOURNEUR (ALCOPOP, 6th): “He ran good, he ran honest. He got a good run in transit but it was a rough affair out there. He’ll be all the better for it in 12 months. He’s only a young pup still so he’s got a long way to go yet.”
BRAD RAWILLER (VIEWED, 7th): “Yeah, going out of the straight we nearly came down, we were lucky to stand up. We were in a bit of trouble for quite a while. With 58 kilos it was going to be hard from there. After that, they really did go too slow. Just at the half-mile (800m) it would have been great to get a cart up but we’re still waiting. I would have liked to have been on the back of Shocking to bring us into the race.”
NICHOLAS HALL (C’EST LA GUERRE, 8th): “He was a little eager in the early stages, it didn’t help.”
CHRIS SYMONS (KIBBUTZ, 9th): “Terrific effort. He stayed the trip. The horse is 100 per cent sound. We had a really good run, following the leader from the half-mile (800m). I was just rapt with the way he finished it off.”
PETER WELLS (NEWPORT, 10th): “He ran okay. He had a good trip but he was just a little bit dour.”